Are you going to be a mom soon or have you been recently? You should know that you can opt for several types of child birth aid. With them it is sought to encourage the increase of birth rate.
Spain is one of the oldest countries in Europe and this can become a long-term problem. Therefore, the Government and the different local administrations set up and manage different birth aid in order to boost and increase the number of newborns.
Today, we review what the child birth aid consists of and those that you can opt for.
Different aids for the birth of a child
As we pointed out, the objective of these grants is to promote the increase in the birth rate. So let's take a look, in general, at the birth aid we can find.
1. Maternity and paternity benefit
The maternity or paternity benefit is addressed to those working parents who have had or adopted a child. Since April 2019, maternity and paternity benefits are unified into a single benefit called birth and child care.
This financial assistance depends on Social Security. With her it's about cover the loss of income from work or income suffered by workers, on behalf of others or on their own account, when their contract is suspended or their activity is interrupted to enjoy periods of maternity, adoption and foster care.
The requirements and conditions to access to it they contemplate, in a general way, a minimum of quoted time that goes from 90 to 360 days, unless the beneficiary is under 21 years of age, which will not require a minimum contribution period. In the case of the paternity benefit, a minimum of 180 days quoted will be required.
2. Financial benefit for the birth or adoption of a child
In the case that you are a large family, single parent or the mother has a recognized disability equal to or greater than 65%, you can also opt for special help.
This benefit translates into a single payment of 1000 euros, as long as the economic and family requirements are met. This help also depends on social security.
3. Support for childbirth or multiple adoption
In the event that you give birth or adopt more than one baby, you are entitled to special help that is intended to cover the exceptional expenses arising from the new situation. This help goes from 3600 euros to 10800 depending on the number of children.
4. Co-responsible exercise of infant care
With the entry into force of Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, of March 1, on urgent measures to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities between women and men in employment and occupation, some assistance has been modified. existing.
Through this royal decree, this help is translated, which translates into reduction of the working day in half an hour for the care of the infant from the age of nine months to twelve months of age. This reduction in working hours – in half an hour or accumulated – is considered as an individual right of working people without their exercise being transferred to the other parent, that is, only one can benefit.
5. Financial benefit for children or minors in charge of permanent or foster family foster care for adoption purposes
This financial benefit consists of an aid that is recognized by each child under 18 years of age (or over that age affected by a disability equal to or greater than 65%), who is in your care, as well as those under your position in foster care, permanent or foster care for adoption purposes.
Like maternity benefit, it is exempt from personal income tax. In order to benefit from this assistance, the amount of which will depend on the age and / or the degree of disability, you must legally reside in Spain and not have other similar benefits. All the information can be consulted on the social security website.
This is a small summary of the aid you can receive by birth, but we recommend that you consult with your local social worker those that depend on your autonomous community. And remember that you can transfer any questions to our Forum to receive answers from experts and other users.